Advanced Style is a documentary that shows the lives of seven unique New Yorkers who's eclectic unique style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen's famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging and Western culture's increasing obsession with youth, all the while being thrust into new found fame. Written by
Advanced Style is a documentary focusing on seven women, ages 62-95, who show us that age is only a number. These are vital New York women who dress the way they want and have wonderful energy and attitudes that keep them young.
The inspiration for this was Ari Seth Cohen, who started a blog that celebrated older women. Among the women appearing here: 80-year-old Joyce Carpati, who studied opera in Milan and learned style at the same time. Not only is her skin alabaster, her look exquisite, but at 80 she has one helluva singing voice!
Another is a woman I have met, Joyce Dell, who owns and operates Off Broadway, a New York boutique. 79 at the time of the documentary, she exudes glamour and enthusiasm, not to mention boundless energy.
Jacquie Murdock is a former dancer at the Apollo. Nearly blind, at 82, she was chosen as the face of Lanvin.
I could go on but you really need to see these remarkable ladies for yourselves. I took away from this documentary two things I already knew but that can always bear repeating- it's never too late; and no matter how old you are, you always feel 18.
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